"...Moscow has been rocked by another controversial performance - a provocative art exhibition inspired by punk band Pussy Riot caused protests by Orthodox Christians outside the Modern Art Gallery complex, along with a bomb threat..."
"...On Thursday, nine people were detained for public order violations as a group of around 20 people, mostly Russian Cossacks, attempted to disrupt the opening night of the exhibition. Chanting “No to Liberal Fascism" and other slogans, they attempted to force their way into the gallery.
The protesters say they were offended by the exhibit, which is set to remain intact for now..."
"...As the trial went ahead, international superstars such as Paul McCartney, Madonna, Sting, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More and a handful of other legendary pop and rock artists and ensembles voiced support for Pussy Riot.
The case also sparked a wave of vandalism and anti-church frenzy. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressed the issue, warning against degenerating into religious hysteria..."
"...In the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the leader of the country’s activist group Femen took a chainsaw to a cross in Kiev in protest of the trial. The symbolic felling of the cross has been dubbed as a “Trash Prayer, echoing Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer.
Femen went even further and offered paymentto anyone who desecrates Orthodox crosses and churches. Cutting down a cross was announced to be worth as much as 6,000 rubles (US$188)..."
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